Virtuosity! Teacher Bios

Pam Block, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Harp, and Voice

Mrs. Block is a versatile musician and arranger/composer. She has been a church musician (piano/organ/worship/choir director) for many years, starting as church organist at age 12. She has taught private piano for 50 years and also teaches harp, voice, and several band instruments. She recently retired from public school education where she taught music, choir, and band for many years. Mrs. Block studied vocal performance, piano, saxophone, and arranging/composing at Olivet Nazarene University and MidAmerica Nazarene University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in music. She continued her education with master's classes in voice and education. For several years, Mrs. Block traveled on weekends, performing original songs and hymn arrangements in worship concerts at churches across the country. She has two CDs of piano, harp and vocal music, and provides harp, piano, organ or vocal music for special occasions. Mrs. Block is certified in harp therapy, which she uses in hospitals or nursing homes. She currently is the organist at Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene, sings in the choir, and plays in the church orchestra. Outside of music, Mrs. Block enjoys reading, hiking, zip-lining, yard work, and spending time with her 3 adult children.

Dr. Kate Choi, Piano

Dr. Kate Choi is an acclaimed musician, accompanist, and composer. Dr. Choi has played many solo recitals and concertos with the DK Orchestra in South Korea, and KU Symphony Orchestra at the Lied Center. She performed as a member of Orenunn contemporary trio in NJ, Seoul, and Bangkok. Dr. Choi has been active in numerous master classes and music festivals in Aspen, Chautauqua, and summer music schools in France. She holds a DMA from KU and MM from UMKC. Kate is a member of MTAC and has over 20 years of teaching experience. She joined SCA as a Virtuosity! teacher in 2020 after moving from Southern California. She has three children.

Elizabeth MolineViolin and Viola

Elizabeth Moline, a native of Kansas City, began playing violin at a young age and quickly developed a love for music. Elizabeth attended the UMKC Conservatory of Music for two years, where she studied violin performance under Joseph Genualdi. Elizabeth later attended Bob Jones University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in music, studying under Dr. Brandon Ironside. Elizabeth has been a part of community orchestras and small instrumental ensembles for a number of years and regularly collaborates with other musicians in the community. During 2018-2019, Elizabeth traveled with the Frazor Evangelistic Team, performing sacred music in churches across United States and around the world. Elizabeth enjoys performing for weddings and special occasions and is involved with the music ministry at her local church. Elizabeth is passionate about instilling a love of music in students of all ages through quality, creative, and enjoyable violin instruction and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Virtuosity! program at SCA.

Caroline Munlin, Piano and Voice

Mrs. Munlin has been teaching piano and voice for the Virtuosity! program at SCA since 2021 and is originally from Springfield, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Westminster Choir College of Rider University where she studied voice with Margaret Cusack. Before discovering her love for teaching, Mrs. Munlin participated in several vocal festivals and Masterclasses in Vienna, Austria and Nice, France, while studying with internationally acclaimed singers and collaborative musicians such as Wolfgang Holzmair, Norman Shetler, and Dalton Baldwin. While pursuing a vocal career in Germany and Austria, she began teaching and soon fell in love with helping others find and cultivate their own musical potential. In December 2020, Mrs. Munlin received her Masters of Music with an emphasis in Music Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. She has been teaching piano and voice for the last seven years. She and her husband have one son and enjoy serving at their church where help is needed.

Joy Parke, Piano

Music has been a part of Mrs. Parke’s life for as long as she can remember. She learned to play piano, violin, and flute as a child and was involved in school band, choir, and high school musicals. She studied piano and voice in college and completed her bachelor's degree in music education. In the spring of 2022, Mrs. Parke completed a master of arts in music with a piano pedagogy (teaching) focus from the University of Central Missouri. She has taught private piano lessons for approximately 20 years. Mrs. Parke is thankful for the opportunity to teach piano at SCA. It is a joy for her to work one-on-one with the students and to see their progress in piano as well as their growth as individuals. She has been married to Phil Parke for 32 years, and they have three sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. Mrs. Parke also sings and plays piano on the worship team at her church, KC First Church of the Nazarene, and assists her husband Phil with the church’s teen Bible quizzing program.

Dave Sager, Percussion and Drum Set

Mr. Sager is a Kansas City native and has been playing drums since the fifth grade. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music Performance, both from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. He has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, St. Joseph Symphony, Lee’s Summit Symphony, Kansas City Wind Symphony, and the UMKC Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Sager is currently the principle timpanist for the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. He is on the Board of Directors and past-president of the Mid-America Music Association. Mr. Sager also maintains a private studio and performs in local professional groups. He has been teaching for 30+ years and enjoys inspiring percussionists of all ages.

Dr. Stephen Scheperle, Guitar

Dr. Scheperle is from Jefferson City, Missouri, and came to SCA in 2021. He teaches 11th and 12th grade Bible, and serves as the Bible Department Chair and the SCA Chapel Coordinator. He has a minor in church music and has served as the staff pastor over worship at two churches. He formally studied guitar as part of his church music minor, has been playing for nearly thirty years, and has enjoyed teaching lessons to students of various ages and abilities. He especially values helping students who aspire to use their growing guitar skills in church worship.

Dr. Greg Turner, Voice and Piano

Dr. Turner joined the SCA faculty in 2018. He has a D.A. in Music and an M.A. in Music/English from Ball State University and a B.A. in Music/English Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. He began his career teaching junior high (7-9) music and English at Santa Barbara Christian School (CA). Since then, he has taught music in public schools in Nebraska and Wisconsin. Prior to coming to SCA, He was the division chair for humanities and fine arts at Fort Scott Community College (KS), teaching music and English. He is the music director (choir director and organist) at First Presbyterian Fort Scott (KS). He and his wife Emily have been married 47 years and they have four daughters and nine grandchildren.

Ben White, Guitar
Mr. White is a Kansas City native musician. Growing up with a musical family, he played several different instruments growing up. Starting with the viola to the guitar, bass, piano, and the trombone. After high school, he attended the conservatory at UMKC. He now also teaches elementary music in the classroom at SCA. Mr. White and his wife Laura live in Midtown Kansas City with their Labradoodle Matisse.

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